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STEM Classes Create Tighter Bond Than Humanities Classes

Labs, problem sets, worksheets all lead to an unbreakable bond
Nina Bush, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

STEM courses go beyond the typical talkative nature in the first 5 minutes of class, producing strong bonds between students. The root of this is in the way that Blake structures its courses, as well as...

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Staff and students gather to remember beloved math teacher
Anderson Blum, Managing Editor September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, the Blake School celebrated the life of Ryan Mahoney. Mahoney taught math at the Upper School for 10 years until cancer took his life on August 31, 2019. Mahoney, a US Navy...

Abby Barney

Profile: Abby Barney

Long term substitute for Jonathan Osters
Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor October 17, 2017

As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

New courses dig deep

New courses dig deep

Course catalog expansion reflects student interest and teacher creativity
Minjae Lee, Fashion Editor March 18, 2016

Let’s face it. Playing three varsity sports and taking six advanced placement courses is a common struggle students deal with on a daily basis.  So, by the time students receive course catalogs for...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson have developed a new style of teaching that involves making students fail, then having them learn from their failures

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Teachers' New "Learn by Failure" Approach to Teaching Math
Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2016

Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that...

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